Post the Congress-NCP break-up, things have gone pretty tough for both the parties when it comes to sailing smooth in poll waves. Setting tone for the pitch to make its ground firm, NCP leader and former Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was in city on Thursday. During his address, Pawar deliberately made attempts to make his point of view that puts his party over their previous alliance.
He said. “Now we (NCP) have got an opportunity to prove our worth. We have fielded men with a clean image.” Pawar also claimed that since NCP gives equal importance to activists and workers of all ages, we have fielded candidates from all ages. We are also the first party to field He also attempted to grab the credit for procuring water from Pench Project for fulfilling drinking water needs of Nagpur city. He also claimed that we have co-operated with all political parties, when the development was in question. He urged the party workers to use the next 13 days effectively to reaching out to the masses. NCP also has recognized the role of smaller parties and their contribution towards the success of last polls.
Taking a dig at PM Narendra Modi, he said that “Achhe Din Aaney Waley Hain” (Good days are soon to follow), however, in contrast to what Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar taught and envisioned India to be, Modi has started an dictatorial style of functioning, he alleged. “Do we have to toe the line of such a leader in the state too,” he quipped.
He claimed that the NCP and Congress had worked hard for more than two years on the Metro project. We got all the approvals and paved the way and finally, they came and are taking the credit for what we did. Neither Modi nor Gadkari did anything for the project, yet Modi came to inaugurate the Metro project and Gadkari claimed the credit for that. He even claimed that the former CM of Maharashtra had delayed the decision on LBT even when he has been after him to take a decision in favour of traders.
Those present on the occasion included Anil Deshmukh, former Minister Ramesh Bang, MLC Prakash Gajbhiye, Shabir Vidhrohi, South Nagpur candidate Dinanath Padole, East Nagpur Duneshwar Pethe, West Nagpur Pragati Patil, North Nagpur Vishal Khandekar, Central Nagpur Kamil Ansari, South-West Dilip Pankule, Ramtek Dr. Amol Deshmukh, Umred Ramesh Fule, Saoner Kishore Chowdhari and Kamptee Mahendra Lodhi.
In an exclusive interview with Nagpur Today, NCP Candidate Dinanath Padole said that he has worked in South Nagpur for more than 10 years and people know about this. That is why I was voted twice from this area. I started my work in areas where even roads, electricity was not available. Today, when the area has developed because of the hard work done by me, these people from other parties are coming to claim the credit for our hard work. If elected, he claimed that he will work for one of the pressing needs a good vegetable market, parks and play grounds, beautification of Sakkardara Lake etc.